Following the success of the previous 3 years of the festival, the fourth China Women’s Film Festival was held in Beijing from 17th to 25th September 2016. The festival is still on tour across China at the moment, and is expected to end in July.
Currently the following guests were invited to the festival in Beijing: Weitsy Wang (Taiwanese filmmaker), Linda Steinhoff (Norwegian German filmmaker), Dajing, He Xiaopei, Zhao Panqi, Yang Yufei and Liu Xiaoke (Chinese filmmakers), Shen Yi (Taiwanese producer), Lian Shumei (Chinese actress), Ellen Tejle (Swedish feminist and initiator of the A-Rate campaign), Joanna Roper (Chair of the Women’s Association of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Jiang Fangzhou (Deputy Chief Editor of New Weekly), Rong Weiyi (Chinese feminist), Susie Jolly (Program officer of the Ford Foundation’s Beijing office). With more to be added in the final leg of the tour.
The Festival in Beijing had seven categories: Feminism, Ending Violence and Discrimination Against Women, Queer Women, HeForShe, Women’s Achievements, Dutch Cinema and Feminism: Marleen Gorris’ Retrospective, and Chinese Competition. A prize ceremony was organised during the closing ceremony, where three awards were given for the best Chinese film. Liu Xiaoke received the first award for her film Adopt. The second award went to Zhao Panqi for her film Refuse Dump, and the third one to Yufei Yang for her film Under Goddesses’ Shelter.

Feminism

Passionate Politics: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch
Passionate Politics: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch

Suffragette
Suffragette 

The Princess and I - Still (3)
The Princess and I 

!Women Art Revolution
!Women Art Revolution 

 

Ending Violence and Discrimination Against Women

Men Show Movies and Women Their Breasts
Men Show Movies and Women Their Breasts

Raped
Raped

The Fortress of Sleeping Butterflies
The Fortress of Sleeping Butterflies

The Story of the Little Girl who Loved Butterflies
The Story of the Little Girl who Loved Butterflies

 

HeForShe

 Elena
Elena

 Nezha
Nezha

The Man who Mends Women
The Man who Mends Women

 Violette
Violette

 


(Sex) Appeal


Craft A Destiny

 

Queer Women

 Becoming Ann-Christine
Becoming Ann-Christine

 Just a Normal Person
Just a Normal Person

  Katzenball
Katzenball

 Summertime
Summertime

 The Summer of Sangailé
The Summer of Sangailé

 

Women’s Achievements

Hannah Arendt
Hannah Arendt

  In the Footsteps of Marie Curie
In the Footsteps of Marie Curie

 Perween Rahman: The Rebel Optimist
Perween Rahman: The Rebel Optimist

 Science and Gender – Woman Mathematician Fighter, Hsu Dao Ning
Science and Gender – Woman Mathematician Fighter, Hsu Dao Ning

 

Dutch Cinema: Marleen Gorris’ Retrospective

Antonia’s Line
Antonia’s Line

A Question of Silence
A Question of Silence

Broken Mirrors
Broken Mirrors

The Last Island
The Last Island

 

Chinese Competition

My Heart Leaps Up
My Heart Leaps Up

Adopt
Adopt


Under Goddesses’ Shelter


Refuse Dump


The Men Talking Nonsense


So Long!